Paps of Jura and Scalasaig church, Isle of Colonsay

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Picture of a view over an island, across the sea and to another island with three mountainsA view from an Islay walking week excursion to Colonsay, looking over towards Jura from the track between Scalasaig and Turraman Loch. The square building below is the parish church, just below it you can see parts of the roof of the Colonsay Hotel. On the hill on the right the Lord Colonsay monument, behind the hill on the right you can even catch a glimpse of Islay.

Islay walking week walkers on the Strand returning to Colonsay

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Picture of a large group of walkers on a beach at low tide between two islandsAfter a visit to Oronsay Priory during the Islay walking week the walkers are on their way back to Colonsay across the Strand. This walk can only be completed when the tide is right and needs to be planned carefully.

Approaching the north coast of Islay from the hills

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Panoramic picture of a shore seen from hills along the coastAfter climbing the top of Sgarbh Breac on a walk in the north of Islay I made my way to the north coast, approaching it from the hills. Admittedly it being a panorama exaggerates the effect, but I quite like how the hills on the left and right frame the picture here. In the distance on the left is Mala Bholsa (127m), below us just right of centre is the beach outside Bholsa caves. On the horizon on the right you can just make out Oronsay and Colonsay.